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John F. Kennedy International Airport in NYC to Get New $4.2 Billion Terminal 6

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Source: JFK Millennium Partners

New Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City will soon have a newly built $4.2 billion terminal. The financing and lease deal had closed and environmental approval by the Federal Aviation Administration is secured for the new 10-gate, 1.2 million square foot Terminal 6.

The terminal expected to handle its first passengers in 2026 ahead of final completion in 2028.This project is the final piece of the $18 billion JFK Vision plan to get underway.

The new Terminal 6 is a public-private partnership between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK Millennium Partners – a consortium that includes Vantage Airport Group, an industry leading investor, developer, and manager of award-winning global airport projects, including LaGuardia Terminal B; American Triple I, a certified minority-owned investor, owner, developer, and manager of infrastructure assets; New York real estate operating company RXR; and JetBlue Airways.

In addition to JetBlue, Lufthansa Group will also make its home in the new Terminal 6, operating international flights out of several gates and creating a world-class lounge experience for guests travelling on its airlines, which include Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines.

The new Terminal 6 will have 10 gates, including nine wide body gates, and will connect seamlessly to JetBlue’s Terminal 5. Terminal 7’s current primary tenant, British Airways will move to a modernized and expanded Terminal 8 later this year, and the 60-year-old Terminal 7 will be demolished after the first phase of Terminal 6 is completed. The connected terminals spanning the current T6 and T7 sites will create an anchor for passenger travel on JFK’s north side.

Source: JFK Millennium Partners

Arrivals and departures halls will be spacious, bright and airy thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings throughout the new terminal. Inspiring public art by New York-based artists and architectural elements depicting New York landmarks will create a unique sense of place. Passengers will enjoy more than 100,000 square feet of world-class shopping and dining featuring locally-based restaurateurs, craft beverage options and Taste NY stores.

State-of-the-art technology will improve the customer experience with touchless technology from check-in to gates and digital systems that will streamline the passenger journey throughout the terminal. Advanced security systems will include automated TSA security lanes, biometric-based access control systems and a flexible design to accommodate future technology and/or regulatory changes. A convenient taxi plaza as well as designated for-hire vehicle pick-up areas will be shared with Terminal 5, substantially reducing traffic congestion.

The Port Authority will also commit $130 million in capital funding to build enabling infrastructure for the new Terminal 6, including airside improvements and utility enhancements such as electrical support for the project.

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  1. $4.2 billion for 10 gates. $420 mm per gate.

    Nothing gets built on time or on budget in NYS so its probably like $8.4 billion.

  2. It takes the NYNJ Port Authority 6 years to add a 10 gate terminal, while Beijing built an entire airport — one of the largest and certainly most modern in the world — in 6 years. Such incompetence.


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